The Guild has a Thermofax machine which makes riso screen stencils from photocopied or drawn designs. These screens are similar to silk screen stencils and allow even finely detailed designs, or written words, to be enamelled. They can be used over and over again.
Members may have screens made at any time at a cost of £3 per A4 sheet. Full details of how to prepare and send a design and how to use the finished screen can be downloaded as a pdf from the "Thermofax Notes" file in the Guild Documents Archive which will appear in the members menu after you log in.
“Anything with enamel has a type of magic or mystery about it. The lustre and quality of colour is just not possible with any other medium” - Fred Rich British enameller
The Goldsmiths’ Company is sponsoring a major exhibition showcasing the work of Britain’s leading enamellers. Entitled Heart of the Heat this stunning and fascinating exhibition is on view at the School of Jewellery in Birmingham from Monday 11 November to Friday 13 December 2013.
A joint initiative between the British Society of Enamellers and the Guild of Enamellers, the first in a 30 year history, the exhibition features prominent, influential and innovative contemporary enamellers from both associations.
The list of enamellers featured reads like the Who’s Who of British enamellists. Most notable are Jane Short and Fred Rich, both Liverymen of the Goldsmiths’ Company, together with Phil Barnes, Vladimir Böhm, Stephen Bottomley, Gillie Hoyte Byrom, Pat Johnson, Joan Mackarell, Liana Pattihis, Elizabeth Turrell, Jessica Turrell, Tamar de Vries Winter, Ruth Ball, Sheila Macdonald, Jenny Edge, Penny Gildea and Evangeline Long to name but a few, as well as other skilled members of both organisations.